Great job happy. Me like.
With the 264K baptized, is it possible to extrapolate from what they give us, the amount of JW's that were DF'd, died, or simply walked away and don't report?
My thought is the best way to do that is the "avg publishers" from each year.
2016 - 8,132,358
2015 - 7,987,279
The difference is 145,079. This is their "net gain".
If 264,535 were baptized, that means 119,456 are in the left, DF'd, or died category more or less.
They have to be shitting bricks over this right? Just glancing over the last several service reports, this is sort of the recent trend. The loose almost as much as they gain.
So now its more like .82% growth as net (someone check my math).
Worldwide population growth is currently at 1.11% per year.
So they aren't even keeping up with normal population growth.
What wonderful expansion is now taking place!